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Parking Sensor Trial

As part of our commitment to making our ‘smart community’ more livable and sustainable, we’re trialing parking sensors.

As part of our commitment to making our ‘smart community’ more livable and sustainable, we’re trialing parking sensors that record the times that vehicles use designated parking spaces.

Linked to a parking management system, the sensors – which are buried below ground – will notify rangers when vehicles overstay the time limit.

The sensors will improve the efficiency of council staff by giving them more time to provide other services to the community and free up parking spaces by increasing vehicle turnover.

The solar-powered devices will also provide data that will help us to make informed decision about parking infrastructure into the future.

The effectiveness of the system is being assessed over a two-year trial period.

First phase completed, 173 sensors implemented. Over stays reduced by 2.5% from Q1 to Q2 improving accessibility in critical locations. An analysis of the data is providing a detailed picture into parking behaviours and is informing key urban planning strategies.